Alternate Type Garchomp in SM5+!

Garchomp and its pre-evolutions from SM5 will reappear in SM5+ as new Fighting-types!

Garchomp – Fighting – HP150
Stage 2 – Evolves from Gabite

[C][C] Quick Dive: This attack does 50 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

[F][C][C] Champion’s Blade: 100+ damage. If you played Cynthia from your hand during this turn, this attack does 100 more damage.

Weakness: Grass (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0

A better image of Arceus Prism Star has also been revealed:

Arceus Prism Star  – Colorless – HP160
Basic Pokemon

You can’t have more than 1 Prism Star card with the same name in your deck. If a Prism Star card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.

Ability: First Commandment
Prevent all effects of your opponent’s attacks (excluding damage) done to this Pokemon.

[C] Trinity Star: 30 damage. You can only use this attack if you have a [G], [W] and [L] Pokemon on your Bench. Search your deck for up to 3 basic Energy cards and attach them to your Pokemon in any way you like. Then, shuffle your deck.

Weakness: Fighting (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1

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  1. Welp. Garchomp just became playable.
     
  2. FlashRayquaza Rayquaza Fan
    FlashRayquaza

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    Fighting Garchomp is much better. Can OHKO Zoroark and Silvally with Choice Band/ Flying Flip and without Cynthia.
     
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  3. Lycancario12 Aspiring Trainer
    Lycancario12

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    The new Garchomp deck is now broken
     
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  4. kusa Aspiring Trainer
    kusa

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    YES YES YES!
     
  5. Haunter31 Aspiring Trainer
    Haunter31

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    This just made Garchomp even more playable! I can't wait for this card to be released! :^)
     
  6. Xeynid Aspiring Trainer
    Xeynid

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    Strong energy + Cynthia + CB is 250, so you OHKO literally everything.

    I could imagine continuing to run 1-2 copies of dragonchomp because of Leafeon showing up in the meta, but I can't imagine bothering with BKPChomp any more.

    But yeah, this is a nice boost. Garde was falling off anyways, but having an easy option to beat them is great. Parallel plea will still probably destroy you, but this is something.
     
  7. PlatinumDude Aspiring Trainer
    PlatinumDude

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    At least Fighting Garchomp is no longer afraid of Dairy.

    In all seriousness, I can't help but wonder what combination between the Fighting/Dragon Champion's Blade Garchomp and the Breakpoint Garchomp will be used.
     
  8. BrianFrobey Aspiring Trainer
    BrianFrobey

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    Garchomp/Lucario just became a lot more viable.
     
  9. Chicken Nugget Master I had the munchies when I came up with my username
    Chicken Nugget Master

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    Gotta feel bad for the Zoroark players right now. Hang on, I'm a Zoroark player!!!
     
  10. MystikX Aspiring Trainer
    MystikX

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    Strong Energy provides that also. Hell, REGIROCK provides it.
     
  11. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

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    • Fighting Garchomp - Hahahaha! I knew it that will come. Thank me, boys! Regirock and no Cynthia can OHKO Zoroark. Gible can also searched by Brooklet Hill but I must prefer Ascension one.. 5 Geodudes
     
  12. DarkMatterGaming "Wait, he's not dead?"
    DarkMatterGaming

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    Hm... I still think it'd be worth playing at least one copy of BKP Garchomp, maybe two, just to help with energy acceleration. Dragonchomp's been outclassed though.
     
  13. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

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    Wait. If Ascension Gible will become fighting type in SM5+, that means, Brooklet Hill + Ascension Gible = T2 Garchomp. It's broken. Literally broken!
     
  14. Shfinx I Solemnly Swear To Never Play a Meta Deck
    Shfinx

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    This looks like it's gonna be pretty good. In expanded, this works well with Korina, since you can take a Garchomp and a Rare Candy, which will make it pretty consistent. The one problem would be how the Expanded meta is a lot of speed decks, though now it hits Darkrai and Zoroark for weakness, which will help with those matchups. Night March will probably be it's worst matchup, besides Venosaur.
     
  15. AFEX Serena is too cute!
    AFEX

    Member

    Ooh, we might have a meta deck on our hands, Glaceon, WATCH OUT.
     
  16. Holden Sheeks a.k.a. WinterShorts
    Holden Sheeks

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    Usually the case for these alternate type cards is that they require different types of energy to use their attacks, specifically the Metal Empoleon is in my mind since you'd have to find some way to attach metal energies, but it's not an issue with Garchomp since both of them require the same type of energy! So automatically this Garchomp is just as good as the previous one, and probably better. I'd still run 3 Fighting Garchomp and 1 Dragon Garchomp in the deck, just so I don't get bamboozled by Golisopod or something.
     
  17. AFEX Serena is too cute!
    AFEX

    Member

    Smart.
     
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  18. Sir Linoone Marellous. Splendid. What was the question again?
    Sir Linoone

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    I thought that maybe you could use Mysterious Treasure to grab a dragon type Garchomp.
    Or not.
     
  19. HouchinsDJ Aspiring Trainer
    HouchinsDJ

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    Too bad we're not getting this alternate type in Ultra Prism! Garchomp is something I'm definitely going to playtest.
     
  20. skawt boop
    skawt

    Member

    So wait why is Dragon even a type when you can just make the cards actually playable.......
     
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